Functional Market Results
At the functional market level, the Unified Threat Management (UTM) segment saw the largest year-over-year revenue increase at 32.8% and accounted for 38.2% of security appliance revenue in 2Q13. Multi-function appliances continue to drive growth in the overall market. The Firewall market declined 22.1% year over year, but still represented 20.3% of security appliance revenue in the quarter. Intrusion (News - Alert) Detection and Prevention (IDP) bounced back in the quarter, with growth of 10.7% compared to the prior year period. The Content Security segment rose by 6.8% compared to 2Q12 and accounted for 19.6% of the market.
"With security treat evolving and cyber attacks escalating, organizations are looking for new approaches that allow them to leverage the potential of technology in a safe manner," said Ebenezer Obeng-Nyarkoh, Senior Research Analyst, Worldwide Trackers Group, "Consequently, organizations are increasingly emphasizing reliable solutions with the integration of intelligence that can quickly solve the problem caused by data breaches."
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